Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
The module focuses on design applications. The aim is to extend and consolidate knowledge of basic engineering disciplines and apply this in an integrated and synthesised way on classic design applications. The student is exposed to all the applications of the classic disciplines of structures, geotechnical, hydraulics and transportation and compiles a preliminary design. The various discipline specialists select relevant application examples in each discipline for detail designs such as:
Structures: Multi storey buildings with reinforced concrete frames and slabs; bridge across a river or road.
Hydraulics: Pump stations and rising main; hydrological analysis and flood line study.
Geotechnical: Slimes dams; high embankments.
Transportation: Traffic impact studies, pavement design and analysis.
The applications selected for each discipline may vary from year to year.
1 practical per week, 1 tutorial per week, 5 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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